I AND YOU
by Lauren Gunderson
September 17th – 19th, 2021
Direction: Chelsea Burke
Film Direction: FADED Productions
Scenic Design: Faith Carlson
Costume Design: Kaitlin Kutchma
Lighting Design: Nick Greene
Sound Design: Thomas Vecchione
Production Stage Manager: Megan Coatney
I and You was a filmed production produced over the Spring and Summer of 2021 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Production photos by Aaron Sutten
ABOUT “I AND YOU”
Winner of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, 2014
Susan Smith Blackburn Prize Finalist, 2014
One afternoon, Anthony arrives unexpectedly at classmate Caroline’s door bearing a beat-up copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, an urgent assignment from their English teacher. Homebound due to illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months, but she is as quick and sardonic as Anthony is athletic, sensitive, and popular. As these two let down their guards and share their secrets, this seemingly mundane poetry project unlocks a much deeper mystery that has brought them together.
I and You is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.